steven ashford

Speed! Nebraska Hosts the Soapbox Riot 400 | Feature Story

Posted by stashford on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:28pm in domestica, feature story, gary dean davis, music, nebraska, soapbox riot 400, speed nebraska, steven ashford

It's the fourth year Speed! Nebraska has hosted a soapbox derby race, and label chief Gary Dean Davis is no doubt hoping to win the title back from Domestica's Jon Taylor this Saturday.

Masses, Bus Gas to Prove Instrumental in Maha/HN Showcases | Q&A

Eric Nyffeler and his bands Masses and Bus Gas are "antagonistic weirdos," he says. Be careful, though. You might just like their sound at this weekend's Maha/HN showcases.

Benson's Inaugural BFF | First Friday

Posted by HN staff on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:48am in andrew norman, benson, benson first friday, dj kobrakyle, fashion, first friday, music, nebraska, steven ashford

Benson's first, First Friday enjoyed 18 openings, three window displays, eight different street performances, three after-dark street projections and three late-night performances. Dig in.

Plack Blague Goes Public Access | TV Clip

Posted by HN staff on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 9:52am in chic-a-go-go, chicago, music, nebraska, plack blague, steven ashford

Plack Blague wore pants, joked with a puppet and danced his heart out with the children and their parents on "Chic-A-Go-Go."

Mark Sultan Sheds Intellectual Solace | Q&A

Mark Sultan plays with his heart, not his head: "If this bothers you or makes you question your 'manliness,'" he says, "stay home or seek counseling."

The Drowning Men and Guitar String Tattoos | Q&A

Posted by HN staff on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 1:14pm in music, nebraska, Q&A, steven ashford, the drowning men

Tonight, The Drowning Men bring songs that must hardly fit in the tour van to The Sydney. Lightning Bug will open the free show.

Dirty Beaches Spans Depths | Feature Story

Posted by stashford on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 6:38pm in concert preview, dirty beaches, father murphy, interview, steven ashford, waiting room, xiu xiu, zoo records

Dirty Beaches frontman Alex Zhang Hungtai talks about his dissonant past and scoring a film about an indoor waterpark.

Growing Cities Meets Local Music | Feature Interview

The filmmakers behind the urban farming documentary Growing Cities throw a fundraising party featuring local bands and musicians.

Desaparecidos' Secret Show at Slowdown | Concert Review

Posted by HN staff on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 6:10pm in concert review, desaparecidos, music, nebraska, Slowdown, steven ashford

One day after announcing to reunite for Maha, Desaparecidos play their first set since 2010 at Slowdown after Pub Quiz.

Conduits Reminisce the Scent of Cursive | Q&A

Posted by HN staff on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 10:02am in Conduits, cursive, cymbals eat guitars, jenna morrison, music, nebraska, Q&A, steven ashford, The Berg Sans Nipple

Just two stops from Nebraska, Conduits reflect upon their first tour and already miss Cursive's Tiger Balm and pineapple sacrifices.